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Minor earthquake 3.2 mag, 15 km NNW of Medford, Oklahoma



Earthquake location 36.9402S, -97.7975WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Medford in Oklahoma on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004er8. Id of event: us10004er8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 02:06:30 / January 15, 2016 @ 2:06 am. Exact location of event, longitude -97.7975 West, latitude 36.9402 North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was detected at 20:06:30 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Haysville, Winfield, Mulvane (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Enid (c. 49 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Ponca City (c. 25 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arkansas City (c. 12 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Winfield (c. 12 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Haysville (c. 10 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km NNW of Medford, Oklahoma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -97.7975° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9402° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NNW of Medford, Oklahoma Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-15 02:06:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 02:24:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 158 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.101 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb_lg The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004er8 Id of event.
Event Code 10004er8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004er8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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